Luckily for RIM they decided to be bastards at the same time as Google, so their stories are getting lost in the clutter. This however is a huge deal for Blackberry users – we don’t fully know what RIM has conceded to yet, but it seems clear they have conceded some things.
One way or another Saudi Arabia is getting to eavesdrop on Blackberry customers in their sovereign nation. This is nothing new, as usually they would just do this through the Telcos and that would be that. The problem though is that whatever concessions RIM made to satisfy the Saudi’s they are likely going to have to make in most other countries. How would they be able to justify not allowing it?